1934: Worthington National Bank, Checking Accounts

I can’t imagine not having a checking account, though these days I make most of my purchases with a check card. It’s so convenient. I would think check books were a big a improvement on cash purchasing at the time, and check cards are just the next logical step. Next post at 9 a.m.

1959: District FFA Officers

Officers for the southwest Minnesota FFA district in 1959 were Dick Amendt of Lakefield, Bob Weidauer of Marshall, Rolland Johnson of Tyler, Stafford Grams of Windom, Bob Saxon of Worthington and Gerald Swanson of Sioux Valley. Their advisor was Robert Hill of Tyler. The fact that they’re all boys prompted me to look up FFA…
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1934: Dead Guy Was Only Dead Drunk

This is a scary story. Did the guy have the DTs or something? I haven’t been around a lot of extremely intoxicated people (though I did go to college), so I don’t know. Is it normal for someone drunk to be cold, tense and have fixed eyes? Next post at noon.

1959: Avoca Is Full Of Good Neighbors

Twenty-seven people helped out two Avoca farmers in 1959. One of the farmers, Leland Holmberg, had had his barn and machinery destroyed by fire, and had himself been injured in the fire. The 27 good neighbors disced, plowed, and dragged 65 acres, cleaned up the fire debris and then, not satisfied, headed to Armond Nelson’s…
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1934: Coffee! OMG COFFEEEEE!!!!

Later coffee ads would start nattering on about the health effects of coffee, such as the way the wrong coffee could make you ill or jittery, or that the right coffee could perk you up. This ad just focuses on the flavor of Butter-Nut Coffee. And yes, the flavor of your coffee does matter. I…
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